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May 9/10: What to watch, where to go

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

  • TELEVISION

ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP

Blackpool at Birmingham City

Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m.

Tom Ince's deflected shot gave Blackpool victory in its home leg. Hold on here, and they'll play West Ham United for a spot in the Premier League. Replay: 6 p.m.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs. Athletic Bilbao (Spain)

GolTV, 4 p.m.

Atletico could have something archrival Real Madrid doesn't this year: a European trophy. Los Colchoneros head to Romania for the title game having won 11 in a row in the competition, behind Radamel Falcao (10 goals) and Adrian Lopez (eight). Bilbao's path hasn't been so simple, but Fernando Llorente and Iker Muniain are in a hot spell. Replay: midnight.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas

MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

Mauro Rosales' return from injury has the Sounders humming along nicely, with three straight wins -- the last two by shutout -- and the concern over a lack of goals gone.

Also

Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls, MLS Direct Kick, 4 p.m.

Real Salt Lake at Chicago Fire, MLS Direct Kick, 5:30 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Monterrey at America

TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 6:55 p.m.

The Rayados are seeking their third title in seven seasons. America last won seven years ago. Winner of this home-and-home series, which wraps up Saturday, heads to the Clausura final.

Liga de Ascenso

Leon at UAT Correcaminos, GolTV, 6 p.m.

Copa Libertadores

Boca Juniors (Argentina) at Union Espaņola (Chile), Fox Deportes, 3:30 and 11 p.m.

Emelec (Ecuador) at Corinthians (Brazil), Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

  • TELEVISION

COPA LIBERTADORES

Bolivar (Bolivia) at Santos (Brazil)

Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

The Bolivians did well to capture the first leg at home, prevailing, 2-1, on Jhasmani Campos' 74th-minute goal. Keeping even with Santos in Brazil sends them to the quarterfinals in South America's club championship. Replay: 11 p.m.

Also

Vasco da Gama (Brazil) at Lanus (Argentina), Fox Deportes, 1 p.m.

Deportivo Quito (Ecuador) at Universidad de Chile (Chile), Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION

Santos Laguna at UANL Tigres

Univision Deportes, 5:55 p.m.

Santos overcame the top-seed jinx, advancing to Mexico's semifinals for the fifth time in six seasons. Taking down Tigres, which won the fall Apertura title, won't be so simple, but a draw or victory away in the first leg will help.